Pender, NE (March 27) – Pender Community Hospital District (PCHD) has announced the hiring of Kim Hixson as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hixson will begin her new role as CFO at the end of March 2024.
“We’re delighted to welcome Kim Hixson to the PCHD family as our new Chief Financial Officer. Her extensive experience, strategic mindset and dedication to financial stewardship make her an invaluable addition to our leadership team,” said Laura Gamble, CEO at PCHD. “Her passion for healthcare and proven track record in financial management align perfectly with PCHD’s values. Kim’s expertise will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in helping PCHD achieve new heights of financial stability.”

Hixson brings two decades of CFO experience serving in roles for two Nebraska critical access hospitals. Prior to those roles, she was an accountant at a large Northeast Nebraska healthcare system for many years.

“I’m truly honored and thrilled to join the team at PCHD. The commitment to excellence and community well-being is inspiring, and I’m eager to contribute to its financial health and success,” shared Hixson. “I look forward to working collaboratively with PCHD’s dedicated staff and leadership to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future.”

A certified public accountant and fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Hixson holds bachelor’s of arts degrees in both accounting and business administration from Doane College.

“I’m confident that Kim will fortify our financial foundations and help us navigate the ever-evolving healthcare landscape,” explained Gamble. “As we embark on this exciting new chapter at PCHD, we’ll continue to provide exceptional care and strengthen our position as a cornerstone of health and wellness in the Pender community.”

To learn more about PCHD, visit pchne.org or call 402-385-3083.

About Pender Community Hospital District  
Pender Community Hospital (PCH) has been providing quality healthcare in northeast Nebraska since 1913. The 21-bed critical access hospital (CAH) was recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top-100 CAH for three consecutive years, from 2019-2021. PCH comprises not only the hospital but also several clinics and pharmacies, as well as Prairie Breeze Assisted Living and Little Sprouts Child Development Center. For more information, visit pchne.org.